Restaurant & Bar Awards 2022 Page 45 LUX 2022 Restaurant & Bar Awards Located in the small fishing village, Johnshaven, Aberdeenshire, The Anchor Hotel is a place for relaxation. It is a retreat located by the ocean, where guests can accommodate themselves whilst they explore the village. Indeed, it maintains numerous five-star reviews, where guests rave about the hotel’s rooms, staff, and restaurant. Anchor Hotel Best Seafood Restaurant - Aberdeenshire Feb22432 Breathe in the cool sea air, take in the glorious views, and enjoy a break in the friendly fishing village of Johnshaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Whether you choose to stay for a night or two, or are simply passing through, The Anchor Hotel is a comfortable place to stay. The hotel strives to make its guests feel at home, embracing them in a familial atmosphere and warm ambiance. Indeed, home to a range of ensuite rooms, The Anchor Hotel has something available for everyone. Double en-suite rooms, a family room, and even an apartment are available for guests to book for a relaxing retreat to the village. Each room comes with black out curtains, tea and coffee facilities, complimentary toiletries, hair dryers, and ironing boards and irons. Furthermore, each recently refurbished room is the epitome of laidback luxury, fitted with plush bedding, muted décor, and gentle hues. In essence, not only are The Anchor Hotel’s rooms easy on the eye, but they are also easy on the soul – a night in these cosy rooms is enough to refresh you for the day ahead. No trip is complete, however, without stopping at the hotel’s renowned restaurant. Utilising local produce, including Johnshaven lobster and crab and freshly-caught, smoked fish from Gourdon, the restaurant endeavours to create delectable meals that will leave its guests craving more. Each ingredient the restaurant uses is carefully selected, and each dish is freshly prepared. Furthermore, guests are encouraged to approach the team about any dietary requirements, as it is able to accommodate such requests when preparing its showstopping meals. Open from Wednesday to Sunday, at both lunch and dinnertime, the restaurant offers a range of popular dishes – including Steak and Guinness Pie, Grilled Halloumi Salad, and Lasagne Al Forno. There’s plenty to do in the quaint village – especially during the summer months. The Blue Flag beaches, Montrose and St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve, can be found nearby, offering rolling sand dunes, cliffs, and a delightful view of the glistening ocean. Moreover, every August, the village plays host to the annual fish festival which honours the village’s history as one of Scotland’s most important fishing ports. Unlike large cities, such as Edinburgh, the village remains largely untouched by the hordes of tourists – meaning that it is the perfect place to escape from daily life. Unsurprisingly, The Anchor Hotel has been the recipient of numerous glowing reviews. On the prestigious travel website, Tripadvisor, the company boasts a 4.5 rating across 300 reviews. It has also received the Travellers’ Choice badge. One visitor, known as Peter F, comments, ‘Thought this would be good, based on reviews, but was better than expected. Lovely range of specials and high number of choices on menu. All four in our party loved all three courses and that is a rare thing...!’ Contact: Gary Thompson Company: Anchor Hotel Web Address: